X Factor 2012: Geri Halliwell slags Take That’s Howard Donald & Jason Orange during The It Girls’ awful audition
Geri Halliwell was not a popular X Factor guest judge the first time around, so we’re not sure why Simon Cowell asked her to come back this year….but he did and on tonight’s episode viewers will be treated to more scenes with the former Spice Girl trying to grab as much camera time as possible.
The mum of one stepped in to replace Kelly Rowland when the tryouts hit Liverpool earlier this year and on this evening’s show she makes her first appearance as a girl group named The It Girls take to the stage.
Predictably, the wannabes sing one of Geri’s own songs – Stop! – and when she heard what track they have chosen, the chirpy star exclaimed:
“Oh my god I’m so excited! I might have to join in naturally.”
We honestly doubt that she was really that psyched but if she had been, then we are sure the excitement had left once she heard what the hopefuls did to the tune…..not that you could recognise much of if.
Trying to be kind – or at least less harsh than her bandmate Mel B was in Manchester – Geri stammered:
“Ok, you’ve definitely got potential.”
Thankfully Gary Barlow was on hand to set the record straight and insisted:
“There’s barely a voice amongst you actually.”
But Halliwell just wouldn’t let it go and she decided to interrupt the dad of three, to slag his record breaking, best selling band Take That. She insisted:
“Not everybody in Take That could sing, sorry, I’m just being honest.”
Thankfully Louis Walsh (and it’s not often we are grateful for his presence) hit back, reminding Geri:
“Hey, not everybody in The Spice Girls could sing.”
But she was like a dog with a bone and continued:
“Gary, when I first started I could not sing, I can sing now. Two of your members could not sing.”
Barlow didn’t take the criticism well and obviously not wanting to publicly offend Jason Orange and Howard Donald, he blasted:
“Geri, don’t even go there!”
Louis weighed in, adding:
“Geri you had five!”
Tune into The X Factor tonight to see Geri in full swing. Do you think she makes a good judge? Leave your comments below…
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